September 13, 2010 - 21:22 — Anonymous

Oct 18 2010 - 19:30

Oct 20 2010 - 20:30

Venue:

University of Bern, Switzerland

Short description of the event:

The Albert-Einstein Society Bern and the University of Bern initiated the Einstein Lectures in 2009. This year the Einstein Lecturer is Prof. Peter Lax, Abel Prize Winner 2005.

Albert Einstein wrote his most famous works in 1905 while working in Bern, Switzerland. The Albert-Einstein Society Bern and the University of Bern initiated the Einstein Lectures in 2009. They take place every autumn and are given, in turn, by a physicist, a mathematician, and a philosopher. The first Einstein Lecture was Professor Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics in 2004. This year the Einstein Lecturer is Professor Peter Lax, Abel Prize Winner 2005 and one of the greatest mathematicians alive.

The Einstein Lectures consist of three lectures on October 18, 19, and 20, 2010 (Monday to Wednesday evening), which are independent of each other. The first and the last lecture are designed for a general audience; they are entitled "Mathematics, physics and computing" and "Mathematics and mathematicians". The second lecture on "Degenerate Matrices" is for a scientific audience.